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Proposed Home Health PPS Rule 2018 - Part 3

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

This final session of this Home Health PPS Rule 2018 series focuses on the changes that will financially impact the industry at the agency level as compared to the projected impact to the industry as a whole that CMS identifies (-0.4%).  Important statistic:  at least one CBSA for 2018 is looking at a reduction of at least 16% for all 918 payment rates, and 218 CBSAs are looking at average payment reductions greater than the -0.4% projected by CMS.  Do you know what this change will be for your agency?  Do you want to know?  Then this education session is for you!

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How can Hospice, Home Health and Medicaid Waiver Services Coexist?

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

This webinar provides a review of the services required to be provided under the Medicare hospice benefit and the Medicare home health benefit as well as the services covered under a Medicaid Waiver - and how they can coexist with hospice or home health.  Common non-compliant practices will be discussed along with suggestions for coordination of care.  Specific areas of focus are: Federal regulations regarding hospice services, home health services and Medicaid waiver services; why some common practices are non-compliant and provide examples of compliant practices, and care coordination requirements.

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The Trump Effect: How the New Administration is Impacting Homecare

This education is packed with information on how the Trump Administration is impacting the Homecare industry - both directly and indirectly.  Angelo Spinola focuses on the expected agenda and priorities of the new Department of Labor leadership and anticipated timing of potential changes, current litigation trends, understanding the practices most commonly targeted by private lawsuits and Department of Labor investigations. 

This session also provides some remedial steps companies should take to mitigate their risk.Formulate and prioritize a compliance agenda to proactively reduce your risk of liability.

 

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Proposed Home Health PPS Rule 2018, Part 2 - HHGM

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

In the second of a three-part series, the focus is on the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) – which will radically change all things reimbursement for the home health industry and it is projected to reduced HH spending in 2019 alone by up to $950 million.  This session also instructs how the industry can fight this change through participation in the Rule-Making Process to help minimize the impact and/or postpone its implementation. 

John Reisinger, of Innovative Financial Solutions for Home Health brings his vast experience and expertise to enable understanding and practical application of how HHGM is going to impact your agency.  In this session, John focuses on the proposed methodology change in reimbursement, the expected financial impacts at both the industry and individual agency levels, and what we can do to try to impact and/or delay this proposal.

 

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Cultural Diversity: Being Sensitive to the Ones We Serve

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

Our world is becoming increasingly culturally diverse.  This is not a political statement, but rather a reality that indeed impacts how care is delivered to patients.  In this webinar, presented by the dynamic Dr. Gilbert Marez, you will learn to identify various cultural signs that may increase a clinician’s and support staff’s awareness about concepts and preferences of patients of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  Come learn how to provide true care in a manner that can be appreciated by all people!

 

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Care Pathways for Referral Sources

Clinicians are taught clinical pathways.  They have protocols for visits and treatments.  This structure helps ensure a standard of care and creates repeatable outcome.  Protocols reduce care variation and performance variation resulting in significant improvement in outcomes.  The overall purpose is to improve outcomes by providing a mechanism to coordinate care and reduce fragmentation and ultimately cost.  

What about how we approach our referral cycle?  The best way to help support our sales & marketing representatives is to give them the skills they need to follow a referral generating system to a profit pathway.  This webinar by Melanie Stover will help you improve these skills.

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